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Table of Contents 

Introduction to Missouri Waterfowl Hunting 3 

201 0-201 1 Waterfowl Hunting Outlook 3 

Duck Status 4 

When Hunting From a Boat 7 

Goose Status 8 

Permits and Stamps 10 

Bag Limits for Ducks, Geese and Coots 12 

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days 13 

Light-Goose Conservation Order 14 

Falconry Season for Ducks and Coots 14 

Avian Influenza Precautions 15 

Managed Waterfowl-Hunting Areas 16 

Zone Boundaries 18 

Federal Regulations Summary 20 

Tips for Shooting Nontoxic Shot 23 

Duck Identification 24 

Goose Identification 29 

Conservation Department Contact Information 30 

Sunrise/Sunset Table 31 

201 0-201 1 Season Dates 32 




Introduction to Missouri Waterfowl Hunting 

Missouri waterfowl hunters now have more days and more places to hunt 
than ever. Hunters will be provided with a 60-day duck season for the 14th 
consecutive year and have ample goose-hunting opportunity with a 77-day 
Canada goose season and light-goose hunting that begins on Oct. 30 and 
ends with the close of the light-goose Conservation Order on April 30. 

In the last 20 years, federal and state agencies, conservation organiza- 
tions and concerned citizens have restored 25,000 acres of public wetlands 
and more than 100,000 acres of private wetlands— a small portion of the 87 
percent of wetlands lost in Missouri. Because of these efforts, today's water- 
fowlers can hunt shallow-flooded wetlands, flooded crop fields, dry crop 
fields, flooded timber, rivers, ponds and reservoirs. 



What's New in 201 0-201 1 ? 

^ You may have two pintails in your daily bag. 

► There is a three-bird daily bag limit for both the early and regular Canada 
goose seasons. 

► The early Canada goose season has been moved back a week (Oct. 2-1 0). 

► The Middle Zone Youth Waterfowl Season will open a week earlier 
(Oct. 23-24) to avoid conflicting with the youth deer and quail seasons. 

► Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough conservation areas will pilot a new 
Quick Draw system to award hunting spots. See Page 16 for details. 



2010-2011 Waterfowl Hunting Outlook 

The preseason outlook is similar to last year, with high expectations based 
on a fall flight that is expected to be well above average. Last year, however, 
many hunters were reminded that a large duck population does not auto- 
matically translate into a great season in Missouri. Local habitat conditions, 
weather and migration timing all play a major role in shaping a season's 
outcome. 

This year, extensive spring and summer flooding through much of the 
state along with drought in southeastern Missouri has limited crop produc- 
tion on most Conservation Department wetland areas. These conditions 
also will contribute to spotty natural food production. Timely migrations 
and favorable weather patterns, combined with season dates that bracket 
both early and late hunting preferences, should provide hunters with a vari- 
ety of opportunities during the 2010-2011 waterfowl season. 

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Duck Status 

Ducks had ample water and good nesting habitat throughout much of their 
breeding range. Conditions were best in the eastern Dakotas, where num- 
bers of wetlands with water more than doubled compared to the long-term 
average. Wetland conditions were not as good in Prairie Canada, but they 
were still similar to the long-term average. 

Hunters can expect good numbers of ducks going into the 2010-2011 
hunting season. This year's spring estimate of 40.9 million ducks was simi- 
lar to the 2009 estimate and 21 percent above the long-term average. As 
shown in the chart below, green-winged teal, shovelers, gadwall, redheads 
and blue-winged teal appear to be doing the best, as their populations 
ranged from 36 to 78 percent above their long-term averages. Mallard num- 
bers were similar to last year and 12 percent above the long-term average. 
Although scaup and pintail populations did not decline from a year ago, 
their spring populations were still 16 and 13 percent below their long-term 
averages, respectively. 



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Pintail Bag Limit Increases 

Over the past two years, biologists from state and federal agencies have col- 
laborated to develop a new adaptive harvest strategy for pintail. The objec- 
tives of this strategy include maintaining pintail populations at sustainable 
levels, avoiding a partial season for pintail within a regular season for all 
other ducks, and minimizing the frequency of pintail regulation changes 
from one year to the next. This new harvest strategy will be implemented 
in 2010. Although the pintail population is similar to last year, the new 
strategy calls for a two-bird bag limit, a one-bird addition to last year's bag 
limit. After years of studying pintails, biologists believe the increased bag 
limit will not endanger the sustainability of pintail populations. If, however, 
biologists find pintail numbers dropping below sustainable levels, they will 
modify regulations accordingly. 



Adaptive Harvest Management 

Duck seasons, based on regulatory alternatives developed under the federal 
Adaptive Harvest Management Program, provide for a 60-day season with a 
six-duck daily bag limit in 201 0-201 1 for the 1 4th consecutive year. Each year's 
regulation recommendation is based on the status of the mallard breeding pop- 
ulation and the condition of prairie ponds in Canada. A three-tiered package of 
open seasons includes liberal (60 days), moderate (45 days) and restrictive (30 
days) options. For more information, go to: 
www.flyways.us/regulations-and-harvest/adaptive-harvest-management 



Rationale for Duck Season Timing 

Based on hunters' desires for later seasons, Missouri moved the opening 
date back about a week in each zone beginning in 2004. Since then, the 
duck season has opened on the last Saturday in October in the North Zone, 
the first Saturday in November in the Middle Zone, and on Thanksgiving 
Day, or the Friday after in the South Zone. Maintaining opening dates asso- 
ciated with specific weeks of the month allows the timing of duck season to 
vary by seven days within a six-year period and accommodates those with 
earlier or later preferences over this period of time. 



Middle Zone Youth Season Opens a Week Earlier 

Missouri has traditionally offered youth waterfowl seasons the weekend 
before the regular duck season in each zone. In recent years, this timing 
resulted in the youth waterfowl season in the Middle Zone occurring on 
the same weekend as the youth seasons for deer and quail. In response to 
many comments about the overlap, we asked waterfowl hunters for their 
opinions in a 2009 survey. Only 18 percent of survey respondents from 
the Middle Zone preferred maintaining the status quo. Forty-seven percent 
preferred holding the youth waterfowl season a weekend earlier to avoid 
overlap with deer and quail youth seasons. The remaining 35 percent of 
respondents did not have a preference. Based on this information, this 
year's Middle Zone youth waterfowl season will run Oct. 23-24, two weeks 
before the regular Middle Zone duck season opens. 

Duck Hunting Zones: An Opportunity for Change 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes guidelines for states to use 
in selecting duck hunting zones and split seasons. A split season refers to a 
season that is open for a period of time, closes, and then reopens for a sec- 
ond period of time. Beginning in 1991, the Fish and Wildlife Service allowed 
states to choose from the following: a statewide season with two or three 
splits, two zones with a split season in each, or three zones with no options 
for a split season. States were required to retain their chosen option for five 
years. Missouri selected the three-zone option initially and— based upon 
hunter input— retained the three-zone option through 2010. 

The opportunity to change season structure and zone boundaries will 
be available for the 2011-2015 seasons. In addition to the alternatives made 
available in 1991, the Fish and Wildlife Service may allow states to offer 
four zones or three zones with a split season in each. Information about 
migration timing, hunter preferences, and habitat use and availability will 
be used in the 2011 zone boundary review. Hunter input will be obtained 
through surveys, direct correspondence and a series of public forums that 
will be held in spring 2011. Forum dates and locations will be announced 
on the Conservation Department website and in newspapers. 



When Hunting From a Boat 

► Leave a detailed float plan with family or friends. 

► Check the weather forecast. High wind can be dangerous. 
^ Don't overload the boat. 

► Load gear low in the boat and distribute the weight evenly. 

► Wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times. 

^ If using chest waders, wear a belt to keep them from filling with water. 

► Carry a throwable flotation device in case someone falls overboard. 
^ Transport firearms with the action open, unloaded and cased. 

^ At the first sign of a storm, head for shore. 

If your boat swamps or capsizes 

► Stay with the boat, and use distress signals. 

► To retain body heat, pull your knees to your chest and keep your elbows 
to your sides. 

► Place an oar under your knees and another behind your back. 

► If decoys are in reach, stuff them inside your jacket. 



Help Stop Zebra Mussels 




Zebra mussels have been found in several lakes and rivers 
in Missouri. Although less than 2 inches long, these exotics: 

■ DISRUPT native aquatic animals and communities 

■ CLOG the cooling systems of boat motors causing them to 
overheat 

■ PLUG intake pipes, cutting off water supplies to cities and power plants 

■ RUIN beaches with their sharp shells and rotting carcasses 

■ SPREAD quickly — a single female can produce 1 million eggs a year 
To help stop this invasive mussel: Inspect, Drain, Rinse, Dry! 

■ INSPECT your boat for mussels after each use, remove and trash mussels and 
water weeds before leaving any body of water. 

■ DRAIN all water from and disinfect your boat, bait buckets and equipment 
before leaving any body of water. 

■ RINSE in hot water your boat's hull, drive unit, livewell and pump, bilge, 
trailer, bait bucket, engine cooling system and all other parts and accessories 
that get wet. 

■ DRY your boat, motor and trailer thoroughly for 5 days before launching it in 
a different body of water. 

Report sightings to Invasive Species Coordinator, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, 
MO 65102-0180, or call 573/522-4 1 15, ext. 3371. Save several mussel shells for 
identification by placing them in rubbing alcohol or by freezing them. 



Missouri's Migrant and Resident Canada Geese 

Canada geese found in Missouri 
during fall and winter come 
from several distinct popula- 
tions. 

Giant Canada geese nest 
in Missouri and places farther 
north. They are the largest sub- 
species of Canada goose. 

Eastern Prairie Population 
(EPP) Canada geese nest along 
the Hudson Bay coast in north- 
ern Manitoba. EPP geese almost 
exclusively migrate through and 
winter in Manitoba, Minnesota 
and Missouri. As a result, the 
status of EPP geese plays a 
key role in forming Missouri's 
goose-hunting regulations. 

Mississippi Valley Population (MVP) Canada geese nest just to the east of 
EPP geese along the Hudson Bay coast. MVP geese predominantly migrate 
through and winter in states just to the east of Missouri, but occasionally 
winter here. EPP and MVP geese are a little smaller than giant Canada geese. 

Tkllgrass Prairie Population (TGPP) Canada geese nest in the arctic. 
Only a small portion of these geese show up in Missouri each fall. They are 
about the size of a snow goose. 




Canada Goose 



Hunters Benefit From Changes 
in Canada Goose Management 



Over the past four years, Missouri goose hunters have benefitted from a 
combination of liberal Canada goose regulations and favorable weather. 
During this period, 20 percent more hunters hunted 23 percent more days 
and harvested 55 percent more geese, on average, than in the previous four 
years. 

Four years ago, state and federal agencies responsible for managing EPP 
Canada geese agreed to take an adaptive approach to see if the population 
could sustain additional harvest. After four years, the EPP Canada goose 
breeding population is still near an all-time high of 172,600 geese. As a 
result, management agencies updated the EPP harvest to include the option 
for Missouri and Minnesota to offer up to 85 days of hunting during the 
regular Canada goose season and a three-bird daily bag limit. This frame- 
work is based only on the status of EPP geese, and individual states have 
the ability to implement more restrictive regulations to better manage their 
resident Canada goose populations. 



Status of Missouri's Resident Canada Geese 

Given the high visibility of resident Canada geese, many hunters may be 
surprised to learn that Missouri's goose population is small compared to 
populations in many other states. Minnesota's spring 2010 population esti- 
mate of 311,000 resident geese was nearly seven times more than Missouri's 
estimate of 45,000. Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that Missouri's 
population may now be declining. Population estimates in the Show-Me 
State have declined two years in a row, the first time this has occurred 
since the Department began surveying resident Canada geese in 1993. 
Biologists in urban areas are reporting fewer complaints about Canada 
geese. Although a precise population estimate is confounded by several fac- 
tors, this information suggests the need for careful management of resident 
Canada geese. While too many Canada geese can cause problems in local- 
ized areas, too few geese can lead to poor hunting and fewer opportunities 
for enjoyment throughout the year. 

Rationale for Missouri's Canada Goose Season 

Canada goose hunting regulations continue to evolve to keep pace with the 
changing status of resident and migrant Canada geese. In previous years, 
Missouri established Canada goose seasons to curtail the growth of resident 
populations without adversely affecting migrant EPP geese. It now appears 
that migrant goose populations can support more hunting, but Missouri's 
resident population no longer needs to be targeted to control numbers. 

To provide more opportunity to harvest migrant Canada geese, Missouri 
will increase the daily bag limit from two to three Canada geese during the 
regular season. The abundant numbers of migrant Canada geese present 
during the regular season should help minimize the impacts of this change 
on resident Canada geese. Although the federal framework— based on EPP 
Canada geese— allows Missouri to offer an 85-day season that must end by 
Jan. 31, Missouri will maintain a season length similar to that in previous 
years. Adding days would only increase harvest of resident Canada geese, 
which would be undesirable given their current status. 

This year, the early Canada goose season will open a week later, begin- 
ning on Saturday, Oct. 2, and closing Sunday, Oct. 10. The change will 
provide an opportunity to hunt when temperatures are a little cooler. Also, 
more crops should be harvested by this time, creating additional areas for 
hunting. As in previous years, the regular Canada goose season will open 
on Thanksgiving and close on Jan. 31. 



Permit and Stamp Requirements 

To pursue, take, possess and transport ducks, coots and geese in Missouri, 
except during the Conservation Order, a hunter must possess and carry the 
following, unless exempt: 

1) a Missouri permit^ to hunt small game is required of: 
^ Missouri residents age 16 through 64 

^ Nonresidents age 16 and older 

An annual permit is available to residents for $10 and nonresidents for 
$80 from any permit vendor. A daily permit is also available to nonresi- 
dents from any permit vendor for $11 per day. 

Exemption: Missouri resident landowners hunting on their own land do 
not need a Missouri small game hunting permit, but the Migratory Bird 
Hunting Permit and Duck Stamp are required (see below). 

2) Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting PermiV is required of: 
Residents and nonresidents age 16 and over. 

This permit is available for $6 from any permit vendor. Purchase of 
this permit satisfies requirements for Migratory Game Bird Harvest 
Registration. 

3) Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp is required of: 
Residents and nonresidents age 16 and over. 

To be valid, the federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp 
(duck stamp) must be signed in ink across the face. The stamps are avail- 
able for $15 at U.S. Post Offices and selected permit vendors. 

Permit Requirements for Hunters Younger Than 16 

Resident and nonresident hunters age 15 and younger are not required to 
purchase any permits to hunt ducks, coots or geese in Missouri. However, 
they must have in their possession a valid Hunter Education Certificate 
Card while hunting or be in the immediate presence of an adult age 18 or 
older who possesses a Missouri small game hunting permit and is hunter 
education certified or born before Jan. 1, 1967. 

Where to Purchase Permits 

Purchase Missouri small game hunting permits and the Missouri Migratory 
Bird Hunting Permit: 

► over the counter from any permit vendor 

^ by telephone anytime at (800) 392-411 5^ 

^ online anytime at www. wildlifelicense. com/mo^ 
Purchase the federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (duck 
stamp) at U.S. Post Offices and selected permit vendors. 

^ All hunters born on or after Jan. 1 , 1 967, must complete an approved Hunter Education 
program and display their card before purchasing any firearms hunting permit. 
^Additional $2 fee per person applies. 



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Who may purchase resident permits? 

^ Any person who does not claim resident privileges in another state or 
country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent home address 
are both in Missouri, and have been for at least 30 days before applying 
for the permit. Owning real estate or attending a Missouri school does 
not in itself make you a legal resident. 

► Missouri residents employed by the United States in the District of 
Columbia or serving in the U.S. armed forces. (Immediate family mem- 
bers who reside with them also may purchase resident permits.) 

^ All members of the U.S. armed forces stationed and residing in Missouri. 
(Immediate family members who reside with them also may purchase 
resident permits.) 

^ Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related dis- 
ability of 60 percent or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during mili- 
tary service; must carry certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs while hunting or purchasing permits. 

^ Nonresidents who are registered students attending a public or private 
secondary, post secondary, or vocational school in Missouri and who live 
in Missouri while attending school; must carry evidence of a Missouri 
residence and student status while hunting. 

^ Immigrants who possess an 1-551 Resident Alien Card and who do not 
claim resident privileges in another state or country, and whose actual 
residence and legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and 
have been for at least 30 days before applying for the permit. 

Permit Requirement for 
Light-Goose Conservation Order 

During the Conservation Order, Feb. 1 -April 30, residents and nonresidents 
age 16 and older only need a Conservation Order Permit to chase, pursue 
and take snow, blue and Ross's geese. This permit costs $5 for residents and 
$40 for nonresidents. Hunters with either a Resident Lifetime Conservation 
Partner Permit or a Resident Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit do not 
need to purchase a Conservation Order Permit to hunt light geese during 
the Conservation Order. 

Hunters 15 years old and younger do not need a Conservation Order 
Permit, but must possess a valid hunter-education certificate card or hunt 
in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult 18 years old or 
older who is hunter-education certified or was born before January 1, 1967. 

Note: A Missouri small game hunting permit, Missouri Migratory Bird 
Hunting Permit and federal duck stamp are not required during the Conser- 
vation Order. 



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Apprentice Hunter Authorization 

Hunters age 16 and older who are not hunter-education certified may hunt 
with firearms, as long as they: 

► first purchase an Apprentice Hunter Authorization 

► then purchase a hunting permit for the season they want to hunt 

► and hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult age 18 
or older who has a valid hunter-education certificate card or was born 
before Jan. 1, 1967. 

Note: The Apprentice Hunter Authorization by itself does not allow you to 
hunt. It only allows persons who have not completed a hunter-education 
course to purchase firearms permits. The Apprentice Hunter Authorization 
can be purchased for no more than two years. 

Ducks and Coots 

Shooting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 

Season Dates: See table on the back cover. 

Limits: 

Coots 15 daily and 30 in possession 

Ducks: The daily bag limit of ducks is 6 and may include no more than: 

Mallards 4, but no more than 2 females 

Wood ducks 3 

Hooded mergansers 2 

Pintails (new limit) 2 

Redheads 2 

Scaup 2 

Black ducks 1 

Canvasbacks 1 

Mottled ducks 1 

The possession limit of ducks is 12 (twice the daily bag limit; varies by 

species.) 

Geese 

Shooting IHours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 

Season Dates: See table on the back cover. 

Limits: 

The daily bag limits of geese are: 

Snow, blue and Ross's (all species combined) 20 

Canada (new limit for regular season) 3 

White-fronted 2 

Brant 1 

The possession limits of geese are twice the daily bag limits, except there 

is no possession limit for snow, blue and Ross's geese. 




Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days 

In 2010, there are two youth-only waterfowl hunting days in each zone for 
ducks, geese and coots. Youth hunters must be: 

► age 15 or younger 

► accompanied by an adult 1 8 years old or older who is not allowed to 
hunt ducks but who can participate in other open seasons. 

No permits are required for youth hunters. If the youth possesses a valid 
hunter-education certificate card, the accompanying adult does not need 
a permit or hunter-ed certification. However, if the youth is not hunter-ed 
certified, the accompanying adult must be hunter-ed certified unless they 
were born before Jan. 1, 1967, and possess a Missouri permit to hunt small 
game or be exempt. 

Shooting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 
Season Dates: See table on the back cover. 

Limits: The daily bag limit for ducks, geese and coots is the same as dur- 
ing the regular waterfowl seasons. Possession limits are twice the daily bag 
limit (varies by species), except there is no possession limit for light geese. 



Harvest Survey Needs Your Response 

If you receive a Migratory Bird Harvest Survey in the mail, please complete 
and return it even if you did not hunt or were unsuccessful while afield. The 
information you provide is important and is considered when establishing 
hunting seasons each year. 



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Light-Goose Conservation Order: Feb. 1 -April 30 

A light-goose Conservation Order will be in effect for the 13th consecutive 
year during spring 2011. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service implemented 
this Conservation Order to reduce numbers of snow (including their blue 
color phase) and Ross's geese because they have rapidly increased in num- 
ber and are causing damage to portions of the fragile arctic tundra. The 
Conservation Order will be in effect from Feb. 1 -April 30 with no bag limit. 
Hunters may use electronic calls and unplugged shotguns and shoot from 
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. See permit requirement 
on Page 11. 

Falconry Season for Ducks and Coots 

Season Dates and Hunting Hours: 

► Sept. 11-26 statewide with hunting hours from sunrise to sunset 

► during youth and regular duck seasons (see back cover for zones and 
dates) with hunting hours 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 

► Feb. 10-March 10 statewide with hunting hours 1/2 hour before sunrise 
to sunset 

Limits: The daily bag limit and possession limit shall not exceed 3 and 6 
birds, respectively, singly, or in the aggregate during the regular duck sea- 
sons (including teal and youth seasons) and extended falconry seasons. 

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^ Avian Influenza Precautions 



As part of a national plan, the Conservation Department is helping monitor 
migratory birds for H5N1 avian influenza. This effort will include sampling 
hunter-harvested ducks and geese in Missouri. Waterfowl are susceptible to 
a number of diseases, and Department personnel regularly submit samples 
to the National Wildlife Health Center for diagnosis. It should be noted that 
the observation of dead wild birds does not necessarily indicate the arrival 
of the virus; bird deaths can be caused by a variety of diseases, events 
or environmental factors. State and federal agencies are taking steps to 
minimize the potential impact of the occurrence of H5N1 avian influenza 
should it occur within the United States. 

Proper Handling of Game Birds 

Practice good hygiene when handling or cleaning wild birds. Here are some 
specific practices recommended by the National Wildlife Health Center: 

1 . Do not handle or eat birds that are obviously sick or birds found dead. 
Contact the Conservation Department or another natural resource 
agency if you find sick or dead birds. 

2. Keep your game birds cool, clean and dry. 

3. Do not eat, drink or smoke while cleaning or handling birds. 

4. Wear rubber or disposable latex gloves while handling and cleaning 
game. Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water (or with an alcohol- 
based hand product if your hands are not visibly soiled) afterwards. 

5. Clean all tools and surfaces immediately after cleaning birds; use hot 
soapy water, then disinfect with a 10 percent chlorine bleach solution. 

6. Cook game meat thoroughly (well done or 160 F). 



Your Commitment to Conservation 



Conservation Heritage license 
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. plates help you demonstrate 
your commitment to and passion for 
conservation in Missouri. For a $25 
annual donation to the Missouri 
Conservation Heritage Foundation; 
you can order the plate of your choice. The foundation will direct 
your donation to projects that protect our natural heritage, such as 
waterfowl habitat improvements. You can pay the donation and pick 
up a Conservation Heritage License Plate Emblem Use Authorization 
Form (proof of donation) at any permit vendor. For details, call 
1-800-227-1488 or go to www.mochf.org. 



Managed Waterfowl-Hunting Areas 

The Conservation Department offers managed waterfowl hunting on 15 
conservation areas, which are Hsted on pages 18-19. These intensively 
managed wetlands provide waterfowl with much-needed resources during 
spring and fall migration. Some of these areas have permanent blinds, and 
others provide opportunities for hunters to wade in or hunt from layout 
boats or boat blinds. Most have disabled-accessible blinds. Additional infor- 
mation about Missouri's managed waterfowl hunting can be found at 
www.nidc.nio.gov/node/9619. 

The Department limits the number of hunting parties on these areas 
to enhance the quality of the hunt and to maintain the integrity of the 
resource. There are four ways to land a hunting spot on a managed 
waterfowl-hunting area: 

► Missouri residents may apply online for a reservation, which guarantees 
the reservation holder a place to hunt on a specific day at a specific area. 
Applications are accepted from Sept. 1-18. This year, hunters must apply 
online for reservations. The phone system has been discontinued. 

^ New! Missouri residents may use the new Quick Draw system at Eagle 
Bluffs, Grand Pass and Otter Slough. Hunters can apply or "draw" online 
and know if they will get a hunting spot prior to driving to the conserva- 
tion area. Quick Draw allocates 80 percent of the daily hunting spots to 
those who apply online; the remaining 20 percent will be allocated to 
"poor-line" hunters. The advantage of Quick Draw is that it allows hunt- 
ers to apply for a hunting spot as little as three days in advance. A Quick 
Draw on Monday of each week will assign hunting slots for the following 
Friday through Monday. A Quick Draw on Thursday will assign slots for 
the following TUesday through Thursday. Quick Draw will begin accept- 
ing applications eight days before the season opens in the North and 
Middle zones. To learn more, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/quickdraw. 

► Residents and nonresidents can hunt with a reservation holder or a suc- 
cessful Quick Draw applicant. Hunting parties are limited to four people. 

► Residents and nonresidents can arrive at a managed waterfowl-hunting 
area and try their luck in the morning drawing or "poor line." 



Report Your Bands: www.reportband.gov 

Bands recovered and reported by hunters provide important information 
about survival, migration, harvest rates and distributions for a wide variety of 
migratory game birds. 

To report band numbers from all types of birds (except pigeons), go online 
at www.reportband.gov or call 1-800-327-BAND (2263). You will receive a 
certificate of appreciation and information about the bird. The band is yours to 
keep. 




How Managed Waterfowl Areas 
Divvy Up Poor-Line Spots 

Walk-in hunters trying their luck in the ''poor line" will use the ''Every Mem- 
ber Draws" (EMD) procedure at seven managed waterfowl-hunting areas 
(see map on Page 18). At EMD areas, every person in a hunting party draws 
a numbered block or "pill." The party uses its lowest number to determine 
its place in line to pick a hunting spot. On highly used waterfowl areas, the 
EMD system puts more hunters in the marsh by creating an incentive for 
hunters to team with family and friends instead of hunting alone. 

All other conservation areas use the "One Member Draws" (OMD) pro- 
cedure. At OMD areas, one member from each hunting party pulls a pill to 
determine the hunting party's place in line. Areas that use OMD turn fewer 
hunters away and would not benefit from EMD. 

After the pills are drawn, the lowest number gets first choice of the avail- 
able hunting locations, followed by the second-lowest number, and so on 
until all available hunting spots are doled out. On some days, there may be 
more walk-in hunters than hunting locations, so it's possible that not every- 
one in the poor line will get a spot to hunt. 



Online Hunting Reports 

For hunting reports that are updated twice a week, results of waterfowl counts 
conducted every other week and a wealth of other information about waterfowl 
hunting in Missouri, go to: www.mdc.mo.gov/hunt/wtrfowl. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with flyway and state 
waterfowl managers offers a website containing information about waterfowl 
status, monitoring, harvest and regulations. Go to www.flyways.us. 



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Managed Waterfowl-Hunting Areas 

If you are not a reservation holder or successful Quick Draw applicant, you 
must participate in the daily drawing or hunt with a reservation holder or 
successful Quick Draw applicant. For details, call the phone numbers noted 
after the area names or go to www.nidc.ino.gov/18556. 




^ South Zon e J 

I Christiai>] Douglas 




^ At areas denoted by a triangle, every member in the party 
draws for a hunting spot. See Page 1 7. 

Areas denoted in red will pilot the Quick Draw System. For 
more information, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/quickdraw. 



Zone Boundaries 

North Zone: That portion of Missouri north of a line running west from the Illinois bor- 
der at Lock and Dam 25; west on Lincoln County Hwy. N to Mo. Hwy. 79; south on Mo. 
Hwy. 79 to Mo. Hwy. 47; west on Mo. Hwy. 47 to 1-70; west on 1-70 to the Kansas border. 

Middle Zone: The remainder of Missouri not included in other zones. 

South Zone: That portion of Missouri south of a line running west from the Illinois 
border on Mo. Hwy. 34 to 1-55; south on 1-55 to U.S. Hwy. 62; west on U.S. Hwy. 62 to 
Mo. Hwy. 53; north on Mo. Hwy. 53 to Mo. Hwy. 51; north on Mo. Hwy. 51 to U.S. Hwy. 
60; west on U.S. Hwy. 60 to Mo. Hwy. 21; north on Mo. Hwy. 21 to Mo. Hwy. 72; west on 
Mo. Hwy. 72 to Mo. Hwy. 32; west on Mo. Hwy. 32 to U.S. Hwy. 65; north on U.S. Hwy. 
65 to U.S. Hwy. 54; west on U.S. Hwy. 54 to the Kansas border. 



U 



11 B. K. Leach CA (4,307 acres; Lincoln 
County) 573-898-5905. Walk-in 
hunting; water blinds; 1 ADA blind 
(636-441-4554); boats provided where 
needed; 1 p.m. closure. Drawing held 
at Kings Lake Tract. 

12 Bob Brown CA A (3,302 acres; 
Holt County) 660-446-2694. Walk-in 
hunting; temporary blinds only; 1 
ADA blind (816-271-3100); boat ramp; 
camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. 
closure. 

13 Columbia Bottom CA A (4,318 acres; 
St. Louis County) 314-877-6014. Walk-in 
hunting; temporary blinds only; 1 
ADA blind; boat ramps at most pools; 
permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. 

14 Duck Creek CA (7,482 acres; Bollinger, 
Stoddard and Wayne counties) 573- 
222-3337. Walk-in hunting; goose 
pits; field hunting for geese; water 
blinds; 1 ADA blind; boats provided 
for some blinds; boat ramp; camping; 
permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in 
designated areas. Note: Renovations 
may restrict hunting opportunity and 
access; Pool 8 usually gets water late in 
the season. 

EB Eagle Bluffs CA A (4,440 acres; 
Boone County) 573-445-3882. Walk-in 
hunting; temporary blinds only; 2 ADA 
blinds; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. 
closure in designated areas. 

16 Fountain Grove CA (7,154 acres; Linn 
and Livingston counties) 660-938-4124. 
Walk-in hunting; water blinds; 1 ADA 
blind; boats provided for blinds only; 
boat ramps; camping; permits and 
stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated 
areas. Note: Hunting in pools H and J 
will be dependent upon progress of 
wetland renovation. 

1 7 Four Rivers CA (1 3,929 acres; Vernon 
and Bates counties) 41 7-395-2341 . 
Units 1 and 2 have 8 shooting pools. 
Walk-in hunting; field hunting for 
geese; temporary blinds only; 1 ADA 
blind; boat ramps; camping; permits 
and stamps; open all day. 



GP Grand Pass CA A (5,096 acres; 

Saline County) 660-595-2444. Walk-in 
hunting; temporary blinds only; 1 
ADA blind; boat ramps at most pools; 
camping; permits and stamps; 1 p.m. 
closure. 

19 Marais Temps Clair CA A (91 8 acres; 
St. Charles County) 314-877-6014. 
Open to waterfowl hunting Friday- 
Monday only. Walk-in hunting; 1 ADA 
blind; 1 p.m. closure. 

21 Montrose CA (3,979 acres; Henry 
County) 660-693-4666. Water blinds; 
1 ADA blind; boat ramp; camping; 
permits and stamps; open all day. 

22 Nodaway Valley CA (3,833 acres; Holt 
and Andrew counties) 660-446-3371 . 
Walk-in hunting; water blinds; 1 ADA 
blind (816-271-3100); temporary blinds 
only; boat ramp; camping; permits and 
stamps; 1 p.m. closure in designated 
areas. 

24 Schell-Osage CA (8,633 acres; Vernon 
and St. Clair counties) 41 7-432-341 4. 
Walk-in hunting; water blinds; 2 ADA 
blinds; field hunting for geese; boat 
ramp; camping; permits and stamps; 1 
p.m. closure in designated areas. 

OS Otter Slough CA A (4,866 acres; 
Stoddard County) 573-624-5821. 
Walk-in hunting; field hunting for 
geese; water blinds; temporary blinds 
only; 1 ADA blind; boats provided for 
blinds only; boat ramps; camping; 
permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure. 

26 Ted Shanks CA (6,705 acres; Pike 
County) 573-248-2530. Walk-in 
hunting; water blinds; 1 ADA blind; 
boats provided; boat ramp; camping; 
permits and stamps; 1 p.m. closure in 
designated areas. 

27 Ten Mile Pond CA A (3,755 acres; 
Mississippi County) 573-649-2770. 
Walk-in hunting; field hunting for 
geese; temporary blinds only; boat 
ramp; permits and stamps; open all 
day. 



Federal Regulations Summary 

In addition to state regulations, the following federal rules apply to the 
hunting of migratory game birds. Note: This is only a summary. For more 
information, visit www.fws.gov/hunting, where a complete version of Title 
50, Part 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be found. When state law 
is different from federal law, hunters must follow the more restrictive law. 

No person shall take migratory game birds: 

^ With a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun larger than 10 
gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fish hook, poison, drug, 
explosive or stupefying substance. 

^ With a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is 
plugged with a one-piece filler that is incapable of removal without 
disassembling the gun. 

^ From or by means, aid or use of a sink box or any other type of low- 
floating device having a depression affording the hunter a means of 
concealment beneath the surface of the water. 

^ From or by means, aid or use of any motor vehicle, motor-driven land 
conveyance or aircraft of any kind, except that paraplegics and persons 
missing one or both legs may take from any stationary motor vehicle or 
stationary motor-driven land conveyance. 

^ From or by means of any motorboat or other craft having a motor 

attached, or any sailboat, unless the motor has been completely shut off 
and/or the sails furled, and its progress there from has ceased. 

^ By the use or aid of live decoys. All live, tame or captive ducks and 
geese shall be removed for a period of 10 consecutive days prior to 
hunting, and confined within an enclosure which substantially reduces 
the audibility of their calls and totally conceals such tame birds from the 
sight of migratory waterfowl. 

^ By the use or aid of recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or sounds, 
or recorded or electrically amplified imitations of bird calls or sounds. 

^ By means or aid of any motor-driven land, water or air conveyance, or 
any sailboat used for the purpose of or resulting in the concentrating, 
driving, rallying or stirring up of any migratory bird. 

^ By the aid of baiting (placing feed such as corn, wheat, salt or other 
feed to constitute a lure or enticement), or on or over any baited area. 
Hunters should be aware that a baited area is considered to be baited 
for 10 days after the removal of the bait, and it is not necessary for the 
hunter to know an area is or was baited to be in violation. Agricultural 
areas must be prepared in accordance with official recommendations to 
be legally hunted. It is a separate offense to place bait on or adjacent to 
an area that causes, induces or allows another to hunt by the aid of bait 
or over a baited area. 

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WANTON WASTE: No person shall kill or cripple any migratory game bird 
without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the bird, and retain it in 
one's actual custody, at the place where taken or between that place and 
either (a) one's automobile or principal means of land transportation; or 
(b) one's personal abode or temporary or transient place of lodging; or (c) 
a migratory bird preservation facility; or (d) a post office; or (e) a common 
carrier facility. 

OPENING DAY OF A SEASON: No person on the opening day of the season 
shall possess any freshly killed migratory game birds in excess of the daily 
bag limit or aggregate daily bag limit, whichever applies. 

FIELD POSSESSION LIMIT: No person shall possess, have in custody or 
transport more than the daily bag limit or aggregate daily bag limit, 
whichever applies, of migratory game birds, tagged or not tagged, at or 
between the place where taken and either (a) one's automobile or principal 
means of land transportation; or (b) one's personal abode or temporary or 
transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory bird preservation facility; or 
(d) a post office; or (e) a common carrier facility. 

TAGGING REQUIREMENTS: No person shall put or leave any migratory 
game birds at any place (other than one's personal abode), or in the 
custody of another person for picking, cleaning, processing, shipping, 
transportation or storage (including temporary storage), or for the 
purpose of having taxidermy services performed, unless such birds have 
a tag attached, signed by the hunter, stating the hunter's address, the 
total number and species of birds, and the date such birds were killed. 
Migratory game birds being transported in any vehicle as the personal 
baggage of the possessor shall not be considered as being in storage or 
temporary storage. 

CUSTODY OF BIRDS OF ANOTHER: No person shall receive or have in 
custody any migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such 
birds are properly tagged. 

TERMINATION OF POSSESSION: Subject to all other requirements of this 
part, the possession of birds taken by any hunter shall be deemed to have 
ceased when such birds have been delivered by the hunter to another 
person as a gift; or have been delivered by the hunter to a post office, a 
common carrier or a migratory bird preservation facility and consigned for 
transport by the Postal Service or a common carrier to some person other 
than the hunter. 

GIFT OF MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS: No person may receive, possess or 
give to another any freshly killed migratory game birds as a gift, except at 
the personal abodes of the donor or donee, unless such birds have a tag 
attached, signed by the hunter who took the birds, stating such hunter's 
address, the total number and species of birds and the date such birds were 
taken. 

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TRANSPORTATION OF BIRDS OF ANOTHER: No person shall transport 
migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such birds are 
properly tagged. 

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: No person shall transport within 
the United States any migratory game birds, except doves and band-tailed 
pigeons, unless the head or one fully feathered wing remains attached to 
each such bird at all times while being transported from the place where 
taken until they have arrived at the personal abode of the possessor or a 
migratory bird preservation facility. 

MARKING PACKAGE OR CONTAINER: No person shall transport by the 
U.S. Postal Service or a common carrier migratory game birds unless the 
package or container in which such birds are transported has the name 
and address of the shipper and the consignee and an accurate statement 
of the numbers of each species of birds therein contained clearly and 
conspicuously marked on the outside thereof. 

NONTOXIC SHOT: Shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for 
muzzleloading) possessed or used while hunting teal statewide, or doves, 
rails, snipe and woodcock as designated by posting on public areas, must be 
approved as nontoxic by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As of June 2010, 
shot types approved as being nontoxic are: 

• bismuth-tin • tungsten-matrix 

• iron (steel) • tungsten-polymer 

• iron-tungsten • tungsten-tin-iron 

• iron-tungsten-nickel • tungsten-tin-bismuth 

• tungsten-bronze (two types) • tungsten-tin-iron-nickel 

• tungsten-iron-copper-nickel • tungsten-iron-polymer 

For up-to-date information, visit www.fws.gov/hunting 




Canvasbacks 



22 



Be a better 
hunter: Know 
your effective 
target range 
before the ■ 
season begins! 



Tips for Shooting Nontoxic Shot 

Of the many approved types of nontoxic shot, each 
has its own characteristics and benefits. Some, such 
as steel, are harder, pattern tighter and have more 
pellets in each load than lead shot. Others are more 
expensive, but have characteristics similar to lead. 
Regardless of what you choose, learn how it works 
with your shotgun before heading out to hunt. 

Many hunters underestimate distances and shoot birds out of range. Find 
your effective range with nontoxic shot by practicing shooting at a target 20 
yards away. Once you have that down, increase the distance to your target 
in small increments. This will help you learn to judge distances and how 
far you can effectively shoot before you go hunting. 

To help hunters become more efficient and ethical harvesters of 
waterfowl and other game using nontoxic ammunition, the Conservation 
Department offers "Effective Wingshooting, the CONSEP Way." These 
classes were developed based on peer-reviewed scientific research by the 
Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education Program (CONSEP). 
Certified instructors will teach participants how to choose the correct 
choke, load and shot size for different game, how to estimate shooting 
distances, and how to effectively lead their target. For information, go to 
www.mdc.mo.gov/hunt/gamebird/wingshooting.htni. 



Suggested Shot Size Selection for Waterfowl 


Waterfowl 
species 


Minimum 


Typical hunting 
conditions 


Minimum desired 
pattern density 
(hits/30" circle) 


Small/ 

medium 

ducks 


6 steel^ 

6 bismuth 

6 tungsten alloy 


3-4 steel 

4-6 bismuth 

4-6 tungsten alloy 


120 


Large ducks 


4 steel 

6 bismuth 

6 tungsten alloy 


2-3 steel 

4 bismuth 

4-6 tungsten alloy 


90 


Small geese 


2 steel 

2 bismuth 

4 tungsten alloy 


1-BB steel 
2 bismuth 
2 tungsten alloy 


60 


Large geese 


2 steel 

2 bismuth 

4 tungsten alloy 


BB-BBB steel 
1-BB bismuth 
2-BB tungsten alloy 


50 


Close range is less than 35 yards; all shots should be limited to less than 45 yards. 
Velocity on all loads should be a minimum of 1,225 FPS. 

^Note: Small shot (#6) is an excellent choice for finishing wounded waterfowl at 
close range. 



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Duck Identification 



The daily bag limit is 6 ducks with the following species restrictions: 

Mallard ■ 4 in the daily bag, but only 2 hens 

Mallards, or "green heads," are Missouri's most common duck. Hens have a loud quack; 
drakes give a lower-pitched kwek-kwek. 

Mottled brown body 



Hen 



Blue speculum 
bordered with 
white 




/ 

Orange bill 



Blue speculum 
bordered with 
white 



Drake 



Iridescent 
green head 




Dark 

brown 

breast 



,^ 



American Black Duck ■ 1 in the daily bag 

Male and female black ducks are similar in size, flight, voice and coloration to mallard 
hens. To avoid confusion, look for the white underwing and the green-tinted bill. 



Drake 




Dark body 
A y contrasts with 
*i^ white underwing 

^ ^ ,_,,--- Green-tinted bill 



^ 



Northern Pintail ■ 2 in the daily bag 

These slender ducks fly fast and often zigzag from great heights before leveling off 
to land. They may be seen in flocks with mallards. Drakes whistle; hens give a coarse 
quack. 



pointed 
tail 



long, slender 
/white neck 




long, 

pointed 

wings 



K 

V 

rr 



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For more duck identification information, visit www.flyways.us. 



Gadwall ■ 6 in the daily bag 

These early migrants fly in small, compact flocks. They are the only dabbling duck with 
a white speculum. Note, however, that wigeon drakes have white shoulder patches. 



black tail 



gray body 




white speculum '^% 



Drake 



>f 



American Wigeon ■ 6 in the daily bag 

The green eyestripe and white belly and shoulder patch helps identify wigeon drakes. 
Hens are generally brown. Both sexes have stubby bills and slightly pointed tails. 



Hen 



Drake 




slightly 
pointed 
tail 



green 
eyestripe 



white 

shoulder 

patch 





white belly 



Wood Duck ■ 3 in the daily bag 

The drake wood duck is Missouri's most colorful duck. While flying, their wings make a 
rustling, swishing sound. Drakes call hoo-w-ett, often in flight; hens give a wailing 
cr-r-ekk when frightened. 



Drake 



blocky head 

/ 







25 



Duck Identification 



Northern Shoveler ■ 6 in the daily bag 

The large spoon-shaped bill helps identify this duck. Shovelers often form mixed flocks 
with blue-winged teal. Both species have pale-blue shoulder patches, but shovelers are 
larger. 

large, shovel-shaped bill 



Drake 




pale-blue 
shoulder 
patch 



7^ 



Blue-Winged Teal ■ 6 in the daily bag 

These swift-flying early migrants are normally far south of Missouri by the time the 
regular waterfowl season opens. However, a few stragglers may show up throughout 
the fall. 



small size 



Drake 




pale-blue 
shoulder patch 






Green-Winged Teal ■ 6 in the daily bag 

Green-winged teal are North America's smallest duck. Their size, rapid flight and 
iridescent-green wing patches help to identify this duck. 



Drake 



iridescent- 
green 
speculum 




Hen 



§ 



r> 



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Illustrations from "Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide." 
Used with permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 



Canvasback ■ 1 in the daily bag 

The swiftest of all ducks, the canvasback has a rapid and noisy wingbeat.The bill, 
lighter coloration and large size distinguish this duck from the similar-looking redhead. 



Drake 



forehead slopes 
to long, black bill 




5 



/ 

large, light-colored body 

Redhead ■ 2 in the daily bag 

Redheads are most often confused with canvasbacks, but in flight they also look 
similar to ringnecks and scaup. Note the steep forehead and short, bluish-gray bill. 



Drake 



steep forehead 




smaller than 
canvasback 



bluish-gray bill 



Hen 






Hooded Merganser ■ 2 in the daily bag 

The rapid wing strokes of hooded mergansers give the impression of great speed. 
Mergansers are often seen in pairs or very small flocks. 



white on trailing 
edge of wing ..^ 



Drake 



thin white crest 
on drake 




V^ 



pointed bill 



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Duck Identification 



Ring-Necked Duck(Ringneck) ■ 6 in the daily bag 

This diver can be easily confused with scaup and redheads. In flight, the dark wings of 
ringnecks are different from the white-edged wings of scaup. The bold white ring at 
the tip of the bill is usually conspicuous. 



Drake 

dark wings 
without 
white edges 




blackhead 




bold white 
ring at tip 
of bill 



/ 



>f 



Greater and Lesser Scaup ■ 2 in the daily bag 

Except for the wings, greater and lesser scaup appear almost identical in the field. The 
white band near the trailing edges of the wings runs almost to the wing tip in greater 
scaup, but only halfway in the lesser. Do not confuse scaup with the similar-looking 
ring-necked duck. 



Drake 



white-edged 
wings 



black 
head 




Hen 



white at the 
base of the bill 



5r 



Trumpeter Swan 

All swans are protected by federal and state law and may not be shot! 

Trumpeter swans are twice the size of Canada geese and four times the size of 
snow geese. Note: Young swans are gray. 



large size 



white wing 
and body 



/ 



white wingtips 




long white neck 

\ 



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Goose Identification 



Canada Goose ■ Daily Bag Limit = 3 



Canada geese are often 
called "honkers" because 
of their distinctive call. 
The black head and neck, 
white cheek patch and 
brownish-gray body are 
distinctive. 




black head, bill and neck 



brownish- 
gray body 



white 
cheek 
patch 



Snow Goose and Ross's Goose ■ Daily Bag Limit = 20 

Snow geese have two color phases: white and blue. Ross's geese appear nearly 
identical to snow geese, but have a shorter bill with no "grin patch." 



Blue phase 



white 
head 
and 
neck 




brown back 



breast color 
varies from dark 
gray to white 



White phase 



short white neck 

\ 

/ 

gray bill forms "grin 
patch" where upper 
and lower portions 
meet 



black tips on 
white wings 

/ 




white body 



White-Fronted Goose ■ Daily Bag Limit = 2 



White-fronted geese, or "speckle- 
bellies," fly in V-shaped flocks. Their 
call is a laugh-like series of high- 
pitched paired notes. Note: Immature 
white-fronted geese and immature 
snow geese appear similar. Immature 
white-fronted geese have pink bills, 
orange legs and black tails. Immature 
snow geese have gray bills, gray legs 
and white tails. 



pink bill with 
white base ~ 




white underparts 
with dark patches 



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Serving nature and you 



Director, 

Department of Conservation 
Robert LZiehmer 

The Conservation Commission 

Don C. Bedell 
Don R.Johnson 
Chip McGeehan 
Becky L. Plattner 

Missouri Department of 

Conservation 

P.O. Box 180 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

573-751-4115 

www.mdc.mo.gov 

Equal opportunity to participate 
in and benefit from programs 
of the Missouri Department of 
Conservation is available to all 
individuals without regard to their 
race, color, national origin, sex, 
age or disability. Questions should 
be directed to the Department 
of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, 
Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 
751-4115 (voice) or 800-735- 
2966(TTY),ortotheU.S.Fishand 
Wildlife Service Division of Federal 
Assistance, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, 
VA 22203. 



Contact Information 




Administrative Office 

P.O. Box 180 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

(573)751-4115 



Central Region 

1907 Hillcrest Drive 
Columbia, MO 65201 
(573) 884-6861 

Kansas City Region 

3424 N.W. Duncan Road 
Blue Springs, MO 64015 
(816)655-6250 

Northeast Region 

3500 S.Baltimore 
Kirksville, MO 63501 
(660) 785-2420 

Northwest Region 

701 James McCarthy Drive 
St. Joseph, MO 64507 
(816)271-3100 



Ozark Region 

551 Joe Jones Blvd. 
West Plains, MO 65775 
(417)256-7161 

Southeast Region 

2302 County Park Drive 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 
(573) 290-5730 

Southwest Region 

2630 N. Mayfair 
Springfield, MO 65803 
(417)895-6880 

St. Louis Region 

2360 Highway D 
St. Charles, MO 63304 
(636)441-4554 



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Sunrise and Sunset at Jefferson City, Mo. 

Central Standard Time 





OCT. 


NOV. 


DEC. 


JAN 


.2011 


DAY 


Rise Set 


Rise Set 


Rise Set 


Rise 


Set 




A.M. P.M. 


A.M. P.M. 


A.M. P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


1 


7:05 6:52 


7:35 6:09 


7:07 4:48 


7:26 


4:58 


2 


7:05 6:50 


7:36 6:08 


7:08 4:48 


7:27 


4:59 


3 


7:06 6:48 


7:38 6:07 


7:09 4:48 


7:27 


5:00 


4 


7:07 6:47 


7:39 6:05 


7:10 4:48 


7:27 


5:01 


5 


7:08 6:45 


7:40 6:04 


7:11 4:47 


7:27 


5:02 


6 


7:09 6:44 


7:41 6:03 


7:12 4:47 


7:27 


5:03 


7 


7:10 6:42 


6:42 5:02 


7:13 4:47 


7:27 


5:04 


8 


7:1 1 6:41 


6:43 5:02 


7:14 4:47 


7:27 


5:04 


9 


7:12 6:39 


6:44 5:01 


7:15 4:48 


7:26 


5:05 


10 


7:13 6:38 


6:45 5:00 


7:15 4:48 


7:26 


5:06 


11 


7:14 6:36 


6:46 4:59 


7:16 4:48 


7:26 


5:07 


12 


7:15 6:35 


6:47 4:58 


7:17 4:48 


7:26 


5:08 


13 


7:16 6:33 


6:49 4:57 


7:18 4:48 


7:26 


5:09 


14 


7:17 6:32 


6:50 4:56 


7:18 4:48 


7:25 


5:10 


15 


7:18 6:31 


6:51 4:56 


7:19 4:49 


7:25 


5:12 


16 


7:19 6:29 


6:52 4:55 


7:20 4:49 


7:25 


5:13 


17 


7:20 6:28 


6:53 4:54 


7:20 4:49 


7:24 


5:14 


18 


7:21 6:26 


6:54 4:54 


7:21 4:50 


7:24 


5:15 


19 


7:22 6:25 


6:55 4:53 


7:22 4:50 


7:23 


5:16 


20 


7:23 6:24 


6:56 4:52 


7:22 4:51 


7:23 


5:17 


21 


7:24 6:22 


6:57 4:52 


7:23 4:51 


7:22 


5:18 


22 


7:25 6:21 


6:58 4:51 


7:23 4:52 


7:22 


5:19 


23 


7:26 6:20 


6:59 4:51 


7:24 4:52 


7:21 


5:20 


24 


7:27 6:18 


7:00 4:50 


7:24 4:53 


7:21 


5:21 


25 


7:28 6:17 


7:01 4:50 


7:25 4:53 


7:20 


5:23 


26 


7:29 6:16 


7:02 4:49 


7:25 4:54 


7:19 


5:24 


27 


7:30 6:15 


7:03 4:49 


7:25 4:55 


7:18 


5:25 


28 


7:31 6:13 


7:04 4:49 


7:26 4:55 


7:18 


5:26 


29 


7:32 6:12 


7:05 4:48 


7:26 4:56 


7:17 


5:27 


30 


7:33 6:1 1 


7:06 4:48 


7:26 4:57 


7:16 


5:28 


31 


7:34 6:10 




7:26 4:57 


7:15 


5:29 


This table is for Jefferson City and points on the same longitude north and south. 
For locations east, subtract one minute for each 1 3.5 miles of airline distance. For 
locations west, add one minute for each 1 3.5 miles. Sunrise and sunset from Oct. 1 
to Nov. 6 have been converted to Daylight-SavingsTime.To calculate the sunrise 
and sunset times anywhere in the United States, visit the U.S. Naval Observatory 
website: www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications. 



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2010-2011 Waterfowl Seasons 


Zone 


Youth 
Hunt 


Ducks 


Canada Geese 
and Brant 


White- 
fronted 
Geese 


Light Geese 

(snow, blue, 

Ross's)^ 


North 


Oct. 23-24 


Oct. 30- 
Dec. 28 


Oct. 2-10 

and 

Nov.25-Jan.31 


Nov. 25- 
Jan.31 


Oct. 30- 
Jan.31 


Middle 


Oct. 23-24 


Nov. 6- 
Jan.4 


South 


Nov. 20-21 


Nov. 25- 
Jan.23 


^The Conservation Order for light geese will be in effect from Feb. 1 through 

April 30, 201 1, with no bag limit. Hunters may use electronic calls and unplugged 
shotguns, and shoot from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. 
A Conservation Order Permit is the only permit required, unless exempt. 
See Page 14 for details. 



Shooting Hours 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset 

Daily Bag Limits 

(See Page 12 for possession limits.) 



Coot Bag Limit 

15 coots daily 

Duck Bag Limit 

6 ducks daily with species 
restrictions of: 
4 mallards 

(no more than 2 females) 
3 wood ducks 
2 scaup 
2 redheads 
2 hooded mergansers 

2 pintail New! 
1 canvasback 
1 black duck 

1 mottled duck 

Goose Bag Limits 

20 light geese 

3 Canada geese 

2 white-fronted geese 
1 brant 




For permit information, 
seepages 10-12. 



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